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Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
a reagan? pat bu cannen? >> that's exactly what he's going to do, john. reagan came into the debate with a caricature, an out-of- touch old geezer with 1930s values and views, cowboy, not very knowledgeable, and he knocked that dead by his appearance and the way he handled himself. romney comes in and is similarly caricatured partly because of his own mistakes and partly because of what democrats said about him, partly because of the merciless attacks from the media on him. so he's got to be a fighter, someone who's competent, tough and takes the measure of barack obama and says look, we can't take four more years of this and here's where we're going. if he comes in there tough and competent and destroys that caricature, i think he can still wake up this country, and i think there's still a chance he can turn it around. he's got to win it, though, john. >> obama's campaign staff is telling everybody it sees how good romney is at debating. >> well, each of the campaigns sent out a memo basically saying how good the other guy is and stressing all of their guy's flaws. ironically, they
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
seller. to celebrate capote threw a glamorous black-and-white masked ball. >> announcer: here comes john kenneth galbraith. >> osgood: covered by our own charles kuralt. >> reporter: the people have come from rome, hollywood, venice, paris, washington, san francisco, loaned. >> osgood: the party's purpose was good cheer and fellowship, to hear capote tell it. >> before the unhavocking anybody can dance with anybody they want to or talk to anybody they want to. it's a completely free thing. by the time the unmasking come, you made a lot of new friends. that was the point. >> osgood: truman capote never did publish another major work in his lifetime. the short pieces he did write offended some of his high society friends. by 1977 capote had become something of a recognizable cliche. mocked by woody allen in the film annie haul. >> the winner of the truman capote look-alike contest. >> reporter: turns out that was truman capote in an uncredited cameo. he fell into a downward spiral of alcohol and drug addiction. as he freely admitted in a drunken appearance on a 1978 talk show. >> what's go
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
wounded in a three-week stretch that terrified the d.c. region. police eventually arrested john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo for the shootings. they were both convicted. muhammad was executed in 2009. malvo, who was 17 at the time, is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in virginia. >>> the penn quarter neighborhood in northwest washington is remembering a prominent local professor killed in a freak accident. police say rhett leverett was killed yesterday morning when a car jumped the curb when he was walking his dog. investigators say the driver of the car had a medical emergency and lost control of the wheel. leverett was a professor at marymount university and a fixture in the penn quarter neighborhood. >> the mayor of penn quarter is what i would jokingly call him. he'd be in his rounds checking on things, checking on other residents, and checking on the building. >> he was just a mainstay of lafayette, where we live. he's going to be really, really missed. >> leverett's dog beth was not hurt in the accident. she is now being cared for by a nei
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
john morton, jr. and his 13-year-old son kyle died in saturday night's crash. virginia state police say the father was practicing takeoffs and landings at the private shannon airport when the cessna plummeted into a mobile home park near the runway. it's believed he spent many of his final moments, the pilot did, trying to avoid hitting some of the mobile homes on the ground. no one on the ground was hurt. >>> the driver of an suv involved in a fiery four- vehicle crash is facing drunk driving charges. d.c. police say more charges are pending. sunday morning's crash in the petworth area of northwest sent six people to the hospital, including two police officers. at last word two of the victims were listed in critical condition with burns. two officers suffered minor burns while trying to free them. authorities have not released the names of those involved. >>> a coal-fired power plant in alexandria that has drawn the scorn of environmentalists for decades is closing today. it in 1949 but had been forced to scale back its operations in recent years to comply with the clean air act. alexa
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
first attack happened in a parking lot in wheaton, maryland. police eventually arrested john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo for those shootings. they were later convicted. muhammad was executed in 2009. malvo, who was a teenager at the time of the shootings, is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. >>> police are looking for a guy going around groping american university students. the latest incident happened on sunday night on massachusetts avenue. police say the suspect comes from behind, grabs girls inappropriately, and then runs away. this happened four times in just the last week. >> luckily, the university, if i feel uncomfortable, i can always call public safety, and they'll escort me to my apartment. so i guess i might be taking advantage of that service more often now with things like this happening. >> the university is telling students to walk in groups and only in well lit areas. they also are asking students to keep their cell phones handy in case they need to call for help. >>> president obama and mitt romney will keep low profiles to
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
known as the beltway snipers terrorized our region. john alan know ham mid and lee malvo killed ten people, among them son any buchanan who was mowing the lawn. his sister has raised more $100,000 to award scholarships to help students go to college. >> we have to hope for change. and, you know, sometimes it's all in our attitude. >> mohammed was executed in 2009. malvo is now 27 years old and serving multiple life sentences without the possibility of parole. >>> the family of a government contractor jailed in cuba is making another plea to have the maryland than released. family members now fear alan gross has cancer. an american radiologist says he looked at ct and ultrasound scans cuban doctors performed on a mass behind his shoulder. they diagnosed it as a hematoma that would disappear. the radiologist is concerned it's more serious because gross has lost a lot of weight. gross is serving a a year sentence for providing internet equipment to the jewish community. >>> angie goff is at the live desk with breaking news. >> the death toll is rising now. 40 people confirmed dead and
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
killed by malvo and john mohammad. >> if you look up the definition, i mean, that's what a monster is. i was a ghoul. i was a thief. i stole people's lives. i did -- [indiscernible] i am sorry. >> malvo is serving a life sentence with no parole in a virginia prison. john mohammad was executed in 2009. the pair was linked to 27 shootings across the country. >>> a local pilot and his 13- year-old son are dead after their single engine cessna crashed into a spotsylvania county mobile home park. >> eyewitnesses on the ground say the pilot's actions may have prevented more deaths. armondo trull has more. >> the plane was coming over. heard the tree branches breaking. immediately looked over and saw the impact. >> reporter: what does it take to rush into a dangerous situation like that? you didn't give it a second thought. you jest went right up there. >> you would hope someone would do it for you. >> reporter: that plane could have blown up. >> that was not a concern of mine. two lives in there were more a concern than anything else. >> reporter: you can see how close the flight path is
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
as 48-year-old john and 13-year-old kyle morton of stafford, virginia. the father was conducting takeoffs and landing and something went wrong. residents of the mobile home park were out enjoying a fall evening when the plane came down. >> my two nephews, my niece, all their friends are playing in this cul-de-sac. it could have been so much worse. >> the pilot avoided hitting any homes. no one on the ground was hurt. >>> 2,000 american service men and women have now died in the war in afghanistan. the fighting began just about 11 years ago and two americans died in a firefight over the weekend. drew levinson reports this may have been the latest of the insider attacks against the united states. >> reporter: thk weekend marked a deadly -- this weekend marked a deadly milestone in afghanistan. 2,000 american soldiers killed since the war began nearly 11 years ago. it happened in a check point in the eastern part of the country. one american soldier and american contractor and three afghan soldiers were killed in a firefight. >> the circumstances were somewhat confused. there was a
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
denver yesterday as quarterback john elway introduced the presidential nominee at a rally last night. romney told the crowd creating jobs would be the administration's number one priority. president obama preparing for tomorrow's debate but in nevada. he has not made any campaign appearances since sunday. romney says he would not deport any undocumented immigrants in the u.s. because of an executive order the president signed. they can stay for two years if they came before they were 16, are still 30 or younger, and meet other criteria. romney criticized the president for signing that executive order during an election year. he also said he would veto a bill that would grant a path to citizenship. >>> strong attacks coming from both sides, but now some residents in roanoke, virginia, say one anti-obama display goes too far. a man named curtis caldwell put up a statue on his front lawn that is a monkey wearing an obama mask. then it says no 'bama and a confederate flag. >> not trying to say obama is an ape or nothing. if i had a kangaroo, i'd put a kangaroo up there. i had a monkey. i
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